Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Good news: New rules cause drop in strong drugs for kids!

This  is the St. Pete Times story http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/article987612.ece#comments

The AP put it out  a very short version like this:
http://www.bradenton.com/331/story/1326311.html

Saturday, Mar. 28, 2009
New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. kids
The Associated Press

The number of antipsychotic drug prescriptions written for children has plummeted since Florida health officials began requiring that doctors get approval before giving the powerful drugs.

That's according to the St. Petersburg Times, which reported on Saturday that there were 75 percent fewer prescriptions written between May and December 2008, compared the same period a year earlier. The new rules went into effect April 2008. The figures focus on children under the age of 6 on the public Medicaid health insurance program.

The so-called atypical antipsychotics were created to treat adult schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but have been used for conditions ranging from mild dementia to insomnia. They've also been used in children with behavioral problems, although side effects can include high blood sugar and diabetes. 


http://www.wtxl.com/global/story.asp?s=10088161&ClientType=Printable
New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. kids
WTXL ABC 27 Tallahassee, Thomasville, Valdosta - Your Local News ... 

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=103073
WTSP, Tampa,  Channel 10 New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. Kids
 

http://www.channel10.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=103073&catid=8
Tampa,  Channel 10 New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. kids 

 

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/printfullstory.aspx?storyid=134808
New Rules Cause Drop in Strong Drugs for FL Kids Firstcoastnews.com | Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Brunswick
WTLV, Channel 12, WJXX Channel 25, Jacksonville 

 

 

http://www.fox4now.com/Global/story.asp?S=10088161&nav=menu563_7_1_1
New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. Kids
WFTX-TV/FOX 4, Cape Coral, FL 

 


http://www.wflxfox29.com/Global/story.asp?S=10088161&nav=menu98_3
New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. kids

WFLX Fox 29, West Palm Beach 

 

New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. kids


http://www.bradenton.com/331/story/1326311.html
New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. kids 

Fewer pills for young patients 

 

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FL_ANTIPSYCHOTIC_DRUGS_CHILDREN_FLOL-?SITE=FLPEJ&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. kids 

 

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2009/mar/30/decline-seen-antipsychotic-drugs-prescribed-childr/
Decline seen in antipsychotic drugs prescribed to children in state
 

 
http://www.theledger.com/article/20090328/APN/903282445
New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. Kids 

 

http://content.usatoday.net/dist/custom/gci/InsidePage.aspx?cId=montgomeryadvertiser&sParam=30442633.story
New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. kids

http://www.examiner.com/a-1930619~New_rules_cause_drop_in_strong_drugs_for_Fla__kids.html 

New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. Kids

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/AP/story/972554.html
New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. Kids

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/state/content/gen/ap/FL_Antipsychotic_Drugs_Children.html 

New rules cause drop in strong drugs for Fla. kids 

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